New International Version
"But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I don't know you.'
King James Bible
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Darby Bible Translation
but he answering said, Verily I say unto you, I do not know you.
World English Bible
But he answered, 'Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said, Verily I say to you, I have not known you.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I know you not - As if he had said, Ye are not of my company - ye were neither with the bride nor the bridegroom: ye slept while the others were in procession. I do not acknowledge you for my disciples - ye are not like him who is love - ye refused to receive his grace - ye sinned it away when ye had it; now you are necessarily excluded from that kingdom where nothing but love and purity can dwell.
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Preached at Southsea for the Mission of the Good Shepherd. October 1871. St Matt. xxv. 34-37. "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous …
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The Day of Judgment. Extracted from a Sermon by Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Martyr, 1555. (1)
Conclusion of Our Lord's Discourse. Parables of virgins and Talents. The Final Judgment.
"Later the others also came. 'Lord, Lord,' they said, 'open the door for us!'
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.' "But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
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